Sprint is planning to have the BlackBerry Bold 9930 & Torch 9850 availabe in August

Sprint is planning to have the BlackBerry Bold 9930 & Torch 9850 availabe in August
Although the BlackBerry Bold 9900 might not see light until September, Sprint customers on the other hand are gearing up for something truly spectacular come August when the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is positioned to arrive.

Looking at a recently leaked listing, this CDMA version is planning to become available starting on August 21, but more importantly, it shows that the Blackberry Torch 9850 (Monaco) will also be coming to the carrier as well on the same date! Rather than sticking with the Monaco moniker, it’s evident that it’ll be flaunting the already distinguishable Torch branding. Although it’s a tentative date, we’re sure that Sprint customers are hoping for the very best with no delays.

Nevertheless, Sprint’s shaping up to be the carrier of choice this summer if you want to scope out a couple of the latest smartphones coming out of RIM’s camp.

source: CrackBerry

Related phones

Bold 9930
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)
Torch 9850
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 4GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(6.10h 3G talk time)



1. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I really wanted this phone, but since playing with my girlfriend's HTC Arrive, I will wait for a Windows Phone. Nokia hopefully.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Windows is a good platform, and the Mango update is promising. Wouldn't blame you a bit for waiting.

2. Eddie unregistered

they are also showing an optimus slider which should be coming in september and two new kyocera phones. plus the low end 4G phone from samsung looks to be coming on the 24th of July

3. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

not to take any credit away from this article... but the other phones on that list look way more appealing....

4. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

this is interesting, and I hope shows Blackberry will go after marketshare hard. BB can hardly afford any bad press or uninspired devices. Your platform is burning, RIM. Come fight for your customers.

6. mavricxx

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

I really hope the delay of phones is due to upgrades. I really want to see a Dual-Core processor, front facing cam, 1gb RAM and HDMI. At the very least they should add the dual core processor so we can be assured that we'll be able to upgrade to QNX later on.

7. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

This write-up keeps saying "Torch" - but the link goes to "Touch". The screenshot says Torch, but this device has been described as the update to the Storm. Is the screenshot a fake?

9. ATTCallCenter unregistered

It's going to be called the Touch, not the Torch, the Torch is getting another release as the Torch 2 which looks like the current Torch. The Touch, aka Manaco is kinda like a Storm

8. BB_Lover1026 unregistered

@ibap, screenshot isn't fake. I used to work for Sprint, that is definitely the inventory availability spreadsheet.

10. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Look at the spreadsheet again, it says 8/21 for the Bold 9930 camera, and Bold 9930 non-camera. The Torch 9850 doesn't list a date it has TBD. Something else I noticed, they are releasing the Motorola Titanium on that magical date of 6/24, alongside the EVO 3D perhaps?

15. cort unregistered

Gonna be the best blackberry ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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